Bulova 1957 Navigator

Submitted by WildThng on July 8, 2019 - 12:00pm
Manufacture Year
1957
Movement Model
11ACC
Movement Jewels
17
Movement Serial No.
-
Case Serial No.
B985042
Case shape
Round
Crystal Details
PA444-10
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

1957 Navigator

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1957 Navigator-Front
1957 Navigator-Movement
1957 Navigator-Back
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neetstuf-4-u
Posted July 8, 2019 - 12:08pm

Nice, Looks like a good match to me. Lug shape appears to have changed after 1956, and in 1957 they went from stepped to smooth transition into case as seen here.

1957 Bulova Navigator

Andersok
Posted July 8, 2019 - 12:42pm

It looks as though there were two options on this case/dial design. The pricelists show two models associated with reference#281, the Navigator C and the Storm King B, both at $45. I've found a 1957 ad for both and one 1958 for the SK.

I'm not seeing a difference. Perhaps there is a dial difference, smooth vs patterned. The Navigator ad does mention a textured dial.

jabs
Posted July 8, 2019 - 3:02pm

1957 Bulova Navigator

Kathy L.
Posted July 8, 2019 - 4:46pm

I will go with Navaigator for now with the ad mentioning the textured dial.

1957 Bulova Navigator

Geoff Baker
Posted July 8, 2019 - 10:42pm

1957 Bulova Navigator

Reverend Rob
Posted July 8, 2019 - 11:58pm

1957 Navigator works for me.